Top Twenty Songs From iTunes

I have 2062 songs currently in my iTunes library on my Powerbook G4. Over the past six months I’ve been scoring the songs I liked the best – the ones that make me stop working, switch to iTunes and hit “Replay” so I can hear it again. Here are the top twenty songs from my iTines library:

Song Name – Artist (Album Name)

  1. 4 – Jim O’Rourke (Bad Timing)
  2. A Rush of Blood to the Head – Coldplay (A Rush of Blood to the Head)
  3. American Pie – Don Mclean (American Pie & other Hits)
  4. Fuzzy Sun – Jim O’Rourke ( Halfway to a Threeway)
  5. Lazy Line Painter Jane – Belle and Sebastian (Lazy Line Painter Jane)
  6. Looking For Space – John Denver (Greatest Country Hits)
  7. Mary Jo – Belle and Sebastian (Tigermilk)
  8. Prelude to 110 or 220/Women of the World – Jim O’Rourke (Eureka)
  9. The Boy in the Arab Strap – Belle and Sebastian
  10. The Workplace – Jim O’Rourke (Halfway to a Threeway)
  11. Walt Whitman’s Niece – Billy Bragg & Wilco (Mermaid Avenue)
  12. Ring the Bells – James (Seven)
  13. Kill the Clown – Jim Gaudet (Give Up the Ghost)
  14. Till the End of the World – Nick Cave (Soundtrack: Until the End of the World)
  15. Dance of the Bad Angels – Tim Booth & Angelo Badalamenti (Booth and the Bad Angel)
  16. Te Namo – Te Vaka (Te Vaka)
  17. Vaseline Machine Gun – Leo Kottke
  18. Excitable Boy – Warren Zevon
  19. Cows With Guns – Dana Lyons
  20. Metamorphosis Five – Philip Glass (Solo Piano)

Note: I actually own (in bold) the CDs for about 70% of the MP3s I have. The rest of my MP3 collection is made up of ripping CDs borrowed from former coworkers and former roommates. While I don’t condone the trading of MP3s — nor do I use Kazaa or any of the file-trading networks — I fully support “trying out” new music in MP3 format. Usually, if I become addicted to a new band or new style of music I follow that up with buying a couple of the CDs that are sometimes hard to find even in the collections of my friends and family. Support the artist, not the label.

If you know of more music similar to the songs above, I’m taking recommendations. It’s time to weed out the crap and the average stuff and expand my listening.

Posted by Cameron Barrett at August 22, 2003 08:07 PM

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